Emotional Support Animal Laws for Housing

Emotional Support Animal Laws – Housing
Do I have to pay additional rent for my ESA? (NO)
Can a landlord ask for proof for an ESA? (YES, it’s called an ESA letter)
Can my landlord deny my ESA dog because it is a pit bull or other breed? (NO)
Can my landlord enforce weight […]

Can a New York Co-op building deny my Emotional Support Animal?

Co-op buildings are buildings where tenants are shareholders of the building. Co-ops are run by the Co-op Board the owners and tenants must follow building rules.
New York State prohibits apartments, condos, and co-ops from denying an applicant due to age, sex, religion, race, disability, etc.
Emotional support animals and their owners are protected […]

Emotional Support Animal Housing

Emotional support animals are granted certain rights under the law. Unfortunately, sometimes the people who rely on these animals are discriminated against and have their rights as an ESA handler violated. Emotional support animals, or ESAs, are more than just pets. They are recommended or prescribed by licensed mental health providers to individuals who suffer […]

The Difference Between the Fair Housing Act and ADA

When you become disabled, the world becomes a very different place. Things that may have once been easy may become more difficult to do. For this reason, laws have been put in place to ensure an individual with a disability is treated fairly.
Two of the commonly known organizations is the Fair Housing Act and the […]

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Can I Have Emotional Support Animals in Florida Condos?

Laws about assistance animals are basically the same for all the states. But is the treatment really the same everywhere? In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about emotional support animals in Florida condos. Let’s start with the basics.

If you believe an emotional support animal would benefit your life, complete the questionnaire […]

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How to Get an Emotional Support Animal in New York

The role of an animal in some people’s lives is going above and beyond being “just a pet.” Animals that provide comfort and support to an emotionally or mentally challenged individual are now being viewed as a necessity. And with that fact, these dogs, cats and other animals could fall under the title of an […]

Emotional Support Dog Laws for Texas Apartments

If you want to know about emotional support animals in Texas apartments, you have come to the right place. If you live in Austin, Dallas, Houston, or any other city in Texas, the same rules apply for living with an emotional support dog in an apartment complex. In this article, we will talk about relevant […]

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Not Faking It – My Legitimate ESA Letter

Hello Friend,

My name is Stephanie and I have an Emotional Support Animal. My ESA’s name is Buddy. He loves long walks, kisses, and eggs with his breakfast.

I qualified for a legitimate ESA letter in 2014 and have renewed my ESA letter every year since. Although my battle with anxiety is still a common occurrence,  my […]

Can a Landlord Deny an Emotional Support Animal?

An ESA is a medical tool and not a pet. Under Federal Fair Housing Laws, Emotional  Support Animals must have access to apartments with a no-pet policy and are exempt from pet-related fees.
Pets that provide people with comfort have unique housing rights. The law refers to these types of pets as Emotional Support Animals. Emotional […]

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How to Inform My Landlord of My Emotional Support Dog Letter

If you have an emotional or mental disability and your pet brings you comfort and a new lease on life, then you may be entitled to housing in “no pets” policy buildings. You are also, by law, not required to pay any extra fees for your ESA or have a weight or breed restriction imposed […]

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